From design to software, every year Apple ups the ante. And Apple Watch is no exception. It has come a long way since its launch in 2015. Series 4 with its fall detection, bigger display, ECG capability and more is unequivocally one of the best smartwatches that you can lay your hands on. And here's why.
Apple Watch Series 4 has the largest display yet with a viewing area over 30 per cent larger. LTPO, the new display technology, improves power efficiency and delivers upto 18 hours of battery life on a single charge. The digital crown has been completely re-engineered and now comes with Haptic feedback.
The new S4 chip makes the watch more powerful than ever and the CPU upto 2x faster. And the speaker is 50% louder.
Apple often iterates its designs and perfects them with a breathtaking focus on the small details. This is no different with the Apple Watch Series 4 - the new watch features a stunning new curved edge-to-edge display that makes it blend in beautifully with the rest of the design. It also helps in delivering an overall immersive experience, blurring the lines that distinguish hardware from software.
Apple also announced that you can now take Electrocardiograms on the go using the new Apple Watch Series 4. This is achieved through a built-in electrical heart rate sensor. Users can take an ECG using the new ECG app, which can also identify normal heart beat patterns and signs of Atrial Fibrillation, helping users in early detection of possibly significant heart conditions.
Another important new feature that Apple added in the Watch Series 4 is Fall Detection. Thanks to a next generation accelerometer and gyroscope, coupled with Apple's algorithms, the new Watch Series 4 can detect hard falls and alert the user. This is done via an analysis of the wrist trajectory and impact acceleration.
Lastly, this could be our first real peek into the future of wearable technology as far as consumers are concerned. For a long time now, wearables have been more about tracking your fitness, movements, energy usage and not much else. These capabilities can be categorized as corrective measures.
However, with the Apple Watch Series 4, we are now possibly getting our first peek into the future of wearables. You can track your fitness regimes, movements and the like as usual, but with the Apple Watch Series 4, you can also be a step ahead thanks to the electrical heart rate sensor that can take ECGs, and the ECG app which can help you in identifying signs of Atrial Fibrillation, in which case you can go in for a full checkup and consult your doctor to prevent a major ailment down the road.
As they say, prevention is better than cure!